Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston; Advisory opinions--United States
One-page letter dated August 18, 1853, from James Birney of Cincinnati [Ohio] to Lysander Spooner [of Boston, Massachusetts], asking for his legal opinion on the decision of Judge [John] McLean on the [Rosetta Armstead] fugitive slave case.
Currency question--United States; Free banking--United States
Four-page letter and envelope dated February 16, 1897, from Daniel McFarland in South Bend [Indiana] to Lysander Spooner in Boston, Massachusetts, responding to several pamphlets of Spooner's on American banking.
Four-page letter from Jno. [John] A. Thomson in Summit Point, West Virginia, to Lysander Spooner dated March 18, 1871, praising Spooner's "treatise on money" and discussing the topic of monetary systems.